The Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Veterans and Foreign Affairs today heard testimony on a resolution supporting impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump.

The resolution, introduced in the state Senate by Sen. Jo Comerford in January, cites ten legal grounds for impeachment proceedings against Trump, including unconstitutional imprisonment of children and their families at the southern border, obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation, and violations of the emoluments clauses of the Constitution. A number of Massachusetts cities and towns, including Cambridge, Newton, and Amherst, have passed local resolutions calling for impeachment proceedings, but, with the passage of this state legislative resolution, Massachusetts would be the first state to formally call on Members of Congress to perform their constitutional duty.  Free Speech For People helped to draft the resolution.

Ron Fein, Legal Director of Free Speech For People, submitted written testimony and also testified at today’s hearing in the State House’s packed Gardner Auditorium. The testimony explains both the grounds for impeachment and the reasons for why the Massachusetts legislature should pass a resolution endorsing impeachment proceedings.

Read the written testimony.

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